News & Updates

The Office of Attorney General’s Legal Efforts to Hold Tech Companies Accountable

Big Tech companies have misled District consumers, charged excessive amounts for services, consolidated power and stifled competition, and skirted District laws to illegally reap more profits at the expense of consumers and workers.

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AG Racine Announces Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Multiple Crimes Against Older DC Residents

Felony Conviction is Result of Elder Justice Partnership Between Office of the Attorney General and U.S. Attorney’s Office

Topics: Elder Justice
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AG Racine Files Brief in Carroll v. Trump Arguing That Trump Acted Outside the Scope of His Employment When He Made Statements Attacking Carroll

Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a brief in Carroll v. Trump urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to conclude that Donald J. Trump acted outside of the scope of his employment as president when he made allegedly defamatory statements about E. Jean Carroll in 2019.

Topics: Other

Keeping Our Kids Safe from Gun Violence

We often ask kids in our juvenile justice system what they want to be when they grow up and far too often, we hear the heartbreaking answer that they just want to live past the age of 18.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Resolves Two Wage-and-Hour Investigations Against Construction and Property Management Companies, Securing $731,000; Reaffirms that Returning Citizens Must be Provided Fair Access to Housing Opportunities

 Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that two companies, Manganaro Midatlantic LLC (Manganaro) and Nomadic Real Estate Investments (Nomadic), will pay a total of $731,000 to resolve allegations that they violated District wage-and-hour laws and, in Nomadic’s case, unlawfully…

Topics: Worker Rights
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AG Racine Sues Amazon for Stealing Tips from Delivery Drivers & Lying to Consumers Through Illegal Scheme to Boost Profits

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against, Inc. and Amazon Logistics, Inc. (Amazon) for stealing tips from delivery drivers through a deceptive, illegal scheme that tricked consumers into thinking they were increasing drivers’ compensation when Amazon was…

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AG Statement on Council Vote on Bill to Reform DC's Crime Lab

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after the Council held its first vote to pass legislation introduced by Councilmember Charles Allen to reform the Department of Forensic Sciences, the District’s crime lab. The lab examines forensic evidence that is used in…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Sues SmileDirectClub for Making Consumers Sign Confidentiality Agreements to Receive Promised Refunds

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed suit against SmileDirectClub, an online orthodontics company, for requiring harmed and dissatisfied consumers to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to receive promised refunds. 

Financial Scams Target Residents Who Are Already Struggling. We’re Fighting Back.

Bad actors and scammers are targeting DC residents with the least financial resources, hitting them with hidden fees, high-interest loans, or even higher costs for services.

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AG Racine & AG Raoul Urge Biden Administration to Expand Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Immigrants

Attorney General Karl A. Racine – a Haitian immigrant – and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul – born to Haitian parents – urged the President and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and protect Haitian residents in the United…

Topics: Immigration